These last 6 weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now there is only 1 week remaining. When I start to think of myself being in Amy’s shoes in 2 years it’s just the motivation I need to finish up my senior year. This internship has been like looking into my future and now I just need to push through one year of school and one year of an official internship to get where I want to be.
I think what I am looking forward to most about being a dietitian, besides finally being done with classes, is having my own clients. I’ve seen a lot of Amy’s clients multiple times and it just hit me that I won’t continue to work with them or monitor their progress after next week. When you see people once a week for the entire summer, you definitely build a relationship and want to see them succeed. Dietetics is not a job that you leave at the office. I’ve found myself brainstorming about struggling clients at home and rooting for their success through every obstacle. Now it’s like beginning to read a book, but not being able to know the end. In a few years, when I have my own clients, I will be able to see them from start to finish and all that is in between. I will be able to witness my very own success stories just like I’ve seen at Kindred.
Receiving a dietetics degree is definitely not an easy task. Although I still have my last and most challenging year ahead of me, I now believe that I have all the tools that will help get me to graduation and hopefully onto my next step of attaining a position for my official dietetics internship. Just one more week at Kindred and then its back to Florida State for me!